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Laboratory Technician

Laboratory Technician

  • Location United States - Indiana - Whiting
  • Travel required No
  • Job category Research & Technology Group
  • Relocation available No
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code 128477BR
  • Experience level Entry
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Job summary

Laboratory Technicians are involved in sampling, testing and reporting the test results on a full range of petroleum products and streams processed and manufactured at the Whiting Business Unit. They follow established testing procedures and must do so in a safe and timely manner.

Key accountabilities

  • Provides prompt and accurate testing of routine or non-routine samples using the required method/standard.
  • Records and maintains accurate records of analysis.
  • Enters test results into the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS).
  • Contributes effectively to the team, meeting both team and personal objectives as set.
  • Communicates accurately any unusual observations made during analysis of samples so as to assist in resolving internal non-conformances.
  • Assists the laboratory chemists and supervisors in the development of new test procedures.
  • Provides training for new laboratory technicians.
  • Performs routine maintenance on analytical and process equipment as required for normal lab operations.
  • Maintains equipment, calibrations and performance-monitoring checks ensuring accurate records.
  • Performs any required retesting and communicates off-specification product results.
  • Practices site safety and environmental standards and follows local area policies.
  • Participates in job safety analysis and has good work area housekeeping.
  • Supports the laboratory's ISO9001 quality management system.
  • Understands and supports the day-to-day operational and the longer-term strategic goals of the refinery and laboratory.

Education
  • Associates Degree in a chemical technology field or a Bachelors Degree in a chemical related field. A minimum of two years of college chemistry is required.

Essential Experience
  • Strong, analytical chemistry skills.
  • Intermediate computer skills.
  • Knowledge on the use of LIMS.
    Knowledge on the use of SQC methods.
    Able to follow procedures.
    Knowledge of petroleum testing and specifications is preferred.
  • Ability to write procedures (standard work instructions), and train others and document progress.
  • Ability to be on call, work 8 hour rotating shifts, and be available for mandatory overtime (known as a draft), including weekends and holidays.
  • A valid driver’s license.

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